Lectures - "The Echo of My Gaze": Edith Neff, James Elkins, and How We Connect with Art
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
11/4/2019 10:30:00 AM11/4/2019 10:30:00 AMAmerica/Los_AngelesLectures At Woodmere Art Museum9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118Website: https://woodmereartmuseum.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1161331FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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Lecturer: Susan Shifrin, Philadelphia-based art historian, curator, and executive director of Artz Philadelphia. In the context of Our Town: A Retrospective of Edith Neff, Susan Shifrin will explore art historian James Elkins’s thought-provoking work The Object Stares Back: On the Nature of Seeing, which asks us to consider how we encounter works of art and how they encounter us. Many people in Neff’s paintings stare forward, creating a psychological space that includes the viewer. This lecture will delve into the intersecting encounters between the viewer and the people and places that Neff commits to canvas.